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Gregori, Carlo (after Giovanni Dominico Campliglia)
Portrait of Godfrey Kneller
around 1762

Godfrey Kneller’s impact as a portraitist was far-reaching. As a court painter to four sovereigns, he dominated English art for more than thirty years. Carlo Gregori, an Italian artist, paid homage to the portraitist by depicting the master in a reproductive engraving (the original Kneller painting is shown below). William III knighted and presented Kneller with a chain and medal bearing the King’s head–a gift that features here._

 
Gregori, Carlo (after Giovanni Dominico Campliglia)
born Florence, Italy 1719; died Florence, Italy 1759
Portrait of Godfrey Kneller
around 1762
engraving on paper, 1/2
27.5 x 27.5 cm (plate); 34.3 x 24.0 cm (margin); 44.4 x 28.6 cm (sheet)
Gift of Mary C. Stewart in memory of J. Douglas Stewart, 2013
56-014.09

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